A CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE LASELL'S SESQUICENTENNI AL
table of contents
page 18 Campaign Update: Message from
the Lasell 150 Co-Chairs
page 1 9 Campaign Donor Profiles:
Jean Campbell '44
Jeanne Hubbard Brooks '40
page 20 Volunteer Profile:
Elisse Allinson Share '65 —
Her activism raises bar for
Lasell Receives Prestigious
Lasell College recently received the "Oscar"of
philanthropy and the excitement around campus
could rival any Academy Award celebration. After the
submission of a proposal late lastAugust y the College
was notified in mid-March that it had been awarded a
$400 y 000 Kresge Foundation Challenge Grant in support
of the $2. 7 million Winslow Hall Renovation Project.
Architect's rendering of redesigned Winslow Hall.
Lasell is undergoing a renaissance
that is best demonstrated by an
enrollment surge that has stretched
to capacity every facility on campus.
Winslow Hall, once the old gymnasium and
assembly hall, will now become the acade-
mic hub of the campus.
The Kresge Foundation, one of the
most prestigious foundations in the coun-
try, is an independent, private organization
created by the personal gifts of Sebastian S.
Kresge. Grants are made toward projects
involving construction or renovation of
facilities and the purchase of major capital
equipment or real estate. Grant recipients
must raise initial funds toward their respec-
tive projects before requesting Foundation
assistance. Grants are then made on a chal-
lenge basis, requiring the raising of the
remaining funds, thereby insuring comple-
tion of the project. Prior to the Kresge
decision, Lasell's development staff raised
$750,000 toward the Winslow project.
Lasell will need to raise an additional
$1,550,000 by July 1, 2001 to meet the
challenge and to receive the $400,000
The renovation of Winslow Hall is
the capstone project of "Lasell 150:
A Campaign to Celebrate Lasell's Sesqui-
centennial," the College's first multi-
million dollar capital campaign. The $10
million, five-year campaign was launched
quietly in 1996. When the public phase of
the campaign was announced in June 1998,
the goal was raised to $12 million since
$8.7 million had already been raised. Now,
with the addition of the Kresge Challenge,
the goal has been raised again by the Board
of Trustees to $15 million. "This is such a
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Message from the
Lasell 150 Co-Chairs
A Co-Chair Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56
As we look back on the first three-
and-a-half years of the Lasell 150
Campaign, the scope and breadth of this
historic effort amazes us. The most obvi-
ous result, of course, is the millions of
dollars raised from alumni and friends —
more than $13 million to date and
Equally impressive, however, is the
army of volunteers who have emerged to
make Lasell's first comprehensive capital
campaign a success. More than 70 volun-
teers have come together to serve on
three campaign committees and to add
additional "people power" to Lasell's
Institutional Advancement staff.
Under the able leadership of Trustee
Jean Sargent Lee '49, the Major Gifts
Committee and Planned Giving Sub-
Committee have had a huge impact on
the success of Lasell 150. Jean's quiet
enthusiasm for Lasell has had a profound
effect on numerous alumni and friends,
who have responded with "stretch" gifts
beyond all expectations. Planned Giving
Sub-Committee Co-Chairs, Trustee Sue
Slocum Klingbeil '45 and Overseer Bill
Klingbeil, have been enormously helpful
in expanding Lasell's outreach in Florida
and bringing the planned giving savvy
gained from their own charitable trust
gift to interested alumni.
Trustee Elisse Allinson Share '65,
Annual Fund Chair since 1995, graciously
agreed to head the Campaign's Annual
Fund/Special Gifts Committee. Her
group is charged with motivating all
alumni and friends to continue or
increase their support of the vital Annual
Fund throughout the Campaign - while
additionally considering a special gift to
a Campaign objective: no easy task!
A Co-Chair Joan Howe Weber '51
The Annual Fund's skyrocketing totals
and the increasing number of new alum-
ni donors during the Campaign are
strong testimony to this committee's
hard work and good advice.
The Sesquicentennial Celebration/
Outreach Committee, led by Trustee
Nancy Curtis Grellier '49 and Overseer
Lela Graham Moses '61, deserve kudos
for undertaking another huge task. Their
committee, drawing volunteers from
alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and stu-
dents, oversees plans for the gala weekend
of events that will trumpet the successful
conclusion of the Lasell 150 Campaign in
conjunction with Lasell College's 150th
anniversary. Their "modest" goals: to
have 1000 celebrants on campus during
the weekend of May 17-20, 2001; and to
plan and smoothly orchestrate the logis-
tics for a schedule of events worthy of the
These volunteer committee chairs
and their members bring an element to
the Lasell 150 Campaign that cannot
be measured in dollars and cents —
credibility. Long gone are the days when
a few beleaguered people tried to spread
the word about Lasell. Lasell's transfor-
mation from a sleepy, two-year women's
college to a thriving, innovative, coeduca-
tional institution makes a compelling sto-
ry. Hear it once and you're hooked. Just
ask the growing cadre of Lasell 150 vol-
unteers. We encourage you to join us;
there's plenty of room - and work yet
Please contact Campaign Director
Katharine Urner '83 at (617) 243-2166
for more information on how you can
help further the success of the Lasell
150 Campaign. **-
KRESGE, continued from page 1 7
signficant number," said President Thomas
E.J. de Witt. "By the end of the campaign
in 2001 we will have raised $1 million
for each decade that Lasell has been in
existence. What an appropriate way to
celebrate our 150th anniversary!" To date,
Lasell has raised more than $13 million
towards the $15 million goal.
Winslow Hall, built in 1937 and
named for Lasell's fourth Principal and
first President, Guy M. Winslow, will be
converted into seven high-technology
classrooms, 13 faculty offices, and a beauti-
ful atrium-style student lounge. The faculty
from the School of Arts & Sciences will be
moving into the new faculty offices. Joanna
Winslow '01, who is the fourth generation
of Winslows associated with Lasell, will be
able to enjoy the revitalized facility along
with her classmates when it opens next fall.
At the time of the March, 2000 grant
announcements, Kresge had awarded 66
grants for a total of $48,031,000. John E.
Marshall, III, president and CEO of The
Kresge Foundation indicated, "in
this cycle of grantmaking, our Trustees
were pleased to support a range
of organizations reflecting almost the
entire breadth of the nonprofit sector.
This diverse group is responding to the
new challenges presented by their commu-
nities or sustaining activities that have
demonstrated their effectiveness. In 1999,
the Foundation reviewed 597 proposals
and awarded grants totaling $1 10,058,333
to 203 charitable organizations in 38 states,
the District of Columbia, Canada, England
and South Africa. Grants are made to insti-
tutions operating in the areas of higher
education, health and long-term care, arts
and humanities, human services, science
and the environment, and public affairs.
The Kresge Foundation likes to use its
challenge grants as a catalyst for increasing
an institution's donor base. Lasell's goal,
through the Challenge, is to encourage
alumni who have never given to participate
at a time when they can really help make a
difference for this special initiative. In addi-
tion, Lasell hopes to motivate donors to
make "stretch" gifts and even second lead-
ership gifts to the Campaign. "There is no
better time to invest in Lasell," said
President de Witt. "The return on your
investment will be tenfold for many future
generations of Lasell students."
For Lasell, receiving the Kresge
Challenge Grant is a significant milestone.
Kresge is selective in its funding and only
supports those institutions with robust
enrollment, solid financial position, a
growing endowment, and strong fund-
President de Witt remembers back to
the early 1990s when Jim Kitendaugh,
president of The Wayland Group, Lasell's
fundraising counsel, told him, "You are
not ready to raise any money." Before the
current Campaign, the most money Lasell
ever raised was $1.3 million. In only 10
short years, Lasell has made monumental
strides in its fundraising efforts. Everyone
looks forward to May, 2001, when we can
all celebrate Lasell's 150th birthday, the
end of the Kresge Challenge, and the suc-
cessful completion of the most ambitious
capital campaign in the College's history.
That will launch the ultimate "Oscar"
To learn more about how you can
help Lasell meet the Kresge Challenge,
please call (617) 243-2141. »■
Honorary Co-Chairs Add a
Challenge of Their Own
TRUSTEE JOAN WEILER ARNOW '49 AND OVERSEER
ROBERT ARNOW PLEDGE ADDITIONAL GIFT FOR
THE KRESGE CHALLENGE
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It was nice to hear from Florence Boehmcke
Edmondson that, at age 96, she is active and glad to be
living at the Seabrook on Hilton Head Island, SC.
Ruth Hutton moved into a beautiful assisted living
facility last April and is glad to have left cooking and clean-
ing chores behind.
Please see the "Memory" section to enjoy a memory
submitted by Pauline LeQaire Reiter.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Marjorie Parrish
Green whose husband passed away last November.
Priscilla Barber Fitch and her husband have moved to
White Oaks Estates in Spartanburg, SC. Priscilla is sorry
that she will not be able to make her 70th Reunion this
Estelle Geyer Stonebraker lives in St. Augustine, FL,
now. As her traveling is limited these days, she is sorry not
to be able to return to Lasell for Reunion.
Virginia Hinshaw Wilks would love to hear from
classmates and hopes to attend Reunion 2001 . Virginia
enjoys her bridge games and exercise program and looks
forward each year to President de Witf s visit to the Gold
Coast alumni luncheon and his report on the continuing
progress at Lasell.
We were sorry to learn from Hazel Kelly Swartwout of
the death of her husband in January 1999 and we extend to
her our deepest sympathy.
Dorothy Day Funk, at 86, enjoys so many happy
memories of the past - wonderful parents, Lasell, a good
marriage, two children, as well as grand and great-grand-
Mabelle Hickcox Camp
135 Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, CT 06488-1873
Carol Morehouse Jones
108 Brynwood Drive, Easton, PA 18045-2205
We were very sad to learn of the death of Katharine
Peck Dietler's husband, Neal, and we send her our sincer-
Phyllis Gunn Rodgers
80 Top Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874-3236
Mary Elton Remig recently moved to a retirement
village, where she has an apartment in the same building
as her first-year roommate at Lasell, Mary Smith Auten!
Virginia Hall Warren is currently in a nursing home
recovering from knee replacement surgery made difficult
by her Alzheimer's.
We send our deepest sympathy to Ruth Koritzky
Kopelman on the death of her son, Robert.
Dorothy Paine Chaucer and her husband plan to sell
their Florida house and move back to Connecticut where
their three sons live.
"I would love to be a student at Lasell NOW," writes
Marjorie Reed Colley! She and her husband live in
Hobday, FL, and spend summers on Cape Cod near their
three sons, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Louise Tardivel Higgins
131 Oxbow Road, Needham, MA 02492-1017
Anne Campbell Terrill lives in Locust Grove, VA. She
plays bridge and golf and enjoys her gardens and getting
together with family members and friends.
Edith Fitzgerald Arnold writes that she has been mar-
ried 52 years and has three children and seven grandchil-
dren. "I am still hanging in there and play a lot of bridge."
We send our deepest sympathy to Eleanor Kenney
Hettrick whose husband passed away last June.
Evelyn Piepenbring Morrison's husband passed away
recently and we send her our deep sympathy.
Horence Stetson Pipes has outlived her husband and both
sons and is happy with her church and all its activities.
Virginia Webb Tompkins traveled to Capetown, South
Africa, to visit her daughter, Ginna '80, who was married
there last March.
Frances Woodruff Saunders has taken on additional
driving responsibilities while her husband recovers from
Arlene Wishart Sylvester
81 Woodland Road, Auburndale, MA 02466
Adele Brown Lett enjoyed a month's trip to England
and is happy and comfortable in the living care facility she
moved to last July.
Penny DeLaney Ogrinz writes: "Our golden years are
still just fine, RV travel sees no decline. We hit the road,
then sleep and dine, For us, our life is just divine."
Mary Ann Fishering Feuling lives in Iowa and
planned a visit last October with her daughter to Lasell.
Hope you enjoyed your trip, Mary Ann — we're sorry you
didn't drop in on us here in Klingbeil House at 142
Woodland Road. If you get back this way again, please
Eleanore Loef fler Olsen and her husband have moved
to Edgehill, a life care facility in Stamford, CT, and she'd
love to get together with any Lasellites in that area.
Harriet Newcomb Stoughton has a pleasant house at
Givens Estate in Asheville, NC. The campus is in a setting
of beautiful mountains and Harriet enjoys the fall colors,
interesting activities and a very caring residential staff. She
wrote Arlene that Betty Yeuell Collins has moved and
they have lost touch.
We were sorry to learn from Elizabeth Shultz Stewart
that her husband died in March 1999 and we send her our
Dorothy Thomas Thomas missed her trip to New
England last summer and is busy as Vice Regent of her
DAR Chapter in Delray Beach, FL.
Faye Wadhams Smith does volunteer work for the
Mark Twain House and her church — "no time to sit still
for very long."
Arlene Wishart Sylvester had a busy summer in 1999 —
weddings of a grandson and a granddaughter and a trip to
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Arlene greatly enjoys
her volunteer work at Lasell's Archives with Barbara Ordway
Louisa Clark Harrington
399 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452-0933
We send great sympathy to Bonnie Baker Thieme,
whose husband passed away in April 1999.
Janice Marr Demer kindly wrote that she "loved my
60th Reunion and was amazed at the growth of the
College. Lasell is never forgotten by those of us who
enjoyed our years there."
Allison Starr Elrod's husband passed away last fall
and we send her our sincere condolences.
Priscilla Sleeper Sterling
50 Newport Road, No. 53, New London, NH 03257-4228
Elizabeth Carlisle Holmberg writes that she stays in
touch with Lasell roommate, Ruth Fulton Rardin, and
looks forward to Reunion 2000.
We were sorry to learn from Delpha Corazza
Marchetti that her husband died last November and we
send her our deepest sympathy.
Norma Booth DuVally is retired and spends winters in
Naples, FL, and summers in Westport, MA.
Etta Eldredge Long has five great-grandchildren.
Lucy Harrison Eimer recently enjoyed seeing a pod of
dolphins from the boardwalk in Laguna Beach, CA, where
she has lived for 31 years.
Frances Hodge Dwyer has seven grandchildren.
The Toledo Area Librarians Association has named
their scholarship in honor of Portia Kieser, their founder
and a librarian for many years at Libbey-Owens Ford.
Susan Ridley enjoyed a trip through the Panama Canal
and down the western coast of South America to Santiago,
Despite the fact that she has been on kidney dialysis
for two years, Barbara Schilf Fournier continues her
worldwide travels to judge at dog shows. In 1998, she
visited England, South Africa and Sweden, and last
October went on a Caribbean dialysis cruise. She plans
to attend Reunion.
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
Helen Woodward Fassett keeps busy with The Red
Cross, a convalescent home and church.
77 Crosslands Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348-2012
Mary Elizabeth Allen Ryan and her husband visit their
Pinehurst, NC, condo frequently and recently enjoyed a
grand trip to Alaska.
Peggy Card Suydam spends two months in Naples, FL,
in the winter and sees Jane Abbott Wiederhold while
Mary Kulos Topulos spends mid-October to mid-May
in Clearwater, FL, and the rest of the year in Walpole, MA,
where she is near her grandchildren.
Persephonae Chumbanis Kantarges is enjoying her
We were so sorry to learn from Virginia DeNyse
(a great class agent!) that before she moved to Kennett
Square, PA, she fractured her right elbow. Although physi-
cally and emotionally exhausted, missing her many friends
in Bronxville, her church and the Village, she knowsshe
has made the right move and that it will take some time to
adjust. Good luck Virginia, we hope you'll be very happy
in Kennett Square.
Mary Hale Shaner enjoys her part-time work and has
Jacqueline Lander Schofield plays tennis and golf and
travels between Florida and Cape Cod. She has two grand-
children and one great-granddaughter.
Louise Lorion DeVries celebrated her 56th anniversary
at Lake Louise and enjoyed trips to Britain and
Betty McGrath Brown recently enjoyed a trip to
Marjorie Morss Smith lives in a retirement complex in
Leesburg, FL, where she and her husband moved in 1997, a
year before his death.
Eleanor Pfaff Daly enjoyed a trip to Germany, Austria
and Hungary last May.
Marjorie Ulrich McLaughlin has been leading a quiet
existence since her back operation last April and is also
recovering from a hip replacement. We hope you'll be well
Virginia writes that Myra Sawyer Roberts ("Speed"),
class advisor, is recovering nicely from recent knee
Dorothy Mosher Stone
5 Mainsail Circle, P.O. Box 483, Mashpee, MA 02649
Jessie Dobson Salmon has welcomed a new great-
Shirley Egglefield Royal has moved to the Adirondack
Mountains in New York where she is living in an assisted
living facility which she loves.
We recently learned from Dorothy French Lally that
her husband died in February 1998 and we send her our
Charlotte Hall Kelly plays tennis and enjoys giving
one woman shows when asked. She looks forward to
President de Witf s annual visit to Sarasota.
Elizabeth Heckel Allen writes: "Trudy Ruch
Kauffman and Grace Johnson Johnson came to Savannah
to stay with me in May 1999. We had a wonderful reunion
together. What a lovely experience!"
Mary Hurley Cook and her husband celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party organized by
their daughter, Carolyn Cook Marchuk '74. The grand fete
was held at the Metuchen Country Club in Edison, NJ and
featured a jazz group.
Barbara Leonard Wiser is delighted that her grand-
daughter is a first-year student at Lasell.
Her husband shared with us a beautiful tribute to
Muriel Palmer Heath, who died on May 5, 1999. . ."She
thought often and fondly of Lasell and the dear friends
who were there with her and she would have loved to
come back to see the exciting new Lasell."
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Barbara Rockwell
Carlstrand whose husband, Roland, passed away last
Muriel Stark Goldsmith was the volunteer manager
for the Brandeis University Women's Committee Bookstore
in Los Angeles in 1999.
Mary Ledbetter Bastean
12525 4th Street East, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Frances Church Deering has a new great-granddaugh-
ter. She enjoys taking short trips, playing bridge, walking
and church activities.
Nancy Leavis Bailey has four children, nine grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchildren, all living in different
parts of the country and on Okinawa. Nancy travels exten-
sively to visit everyone.
Harriet Lindsey Dinsmore was not feeling well when
we heard from her in November and we hope she is fully
Eloise Moffett Harper's husband, Thomas, died on
January 18, 1998, and we send her our sincere condolences.
Eloise spent two weeks in Germany in the fall. She volun-
teers for various groups and spends the winter months in
Florida, close to her daughter and family.
Priscilla Redfield Potter writes that she is a
quadrapelegic patient at the Saybrook Convalescent
Hospital in Saybrook, CT, and sends her best wishes to all.
Priscilla Spence Hall and her husband have decided to
make New Smyrna Beach, FL, their year-round-home. "It
has a beautiful setting with a gorgeous beach and nice little
town — close to whatever action you'd want. Call if you're
nearby — it would be fun to reminisce." Priscilla is an
active artist and studying in oils. She recently joined a local
international barbershop chorus of about 30 women and is
having great fun with them.
Barbara Thornburg Donnelly reports that her son is
our ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands.
Anne Nancy Wells Harris writes: "As a member of the
class of '43 I'd like to express my thanks and appreciation
for the superior job President deWitt and his staff have
done in successfully leading Lasell into the future — go
Lasell!!" Thank you for those kind words!
84 Laurel Street , Fairhaven, MA 02719
Barbara Staples Virgie is busy with bridge, travels and
serving as vice president of the Simsbury, CT, Woman's
Marjorie Olson Bjork writes: "Indulging ourselves in a
lot of traveling while we can. Italy, Scandinavia and New
Mexico in '99. So much to see and learn."
Eunice Powers Buxton is looking forward to the 55th
Reunion — we hope many of you will attend.
Marilyn Blodgett Williamson
60 Ledgelawn Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Raemary Chase Duryea and her husband visited
Switzerland last fall. They spend February and March in
Palm Desert, CA, where they both play golf.
Mildred Day Clements ran for Planning Commission in
November (we hope you won!) and has four grandchildren.
Carolyn Lindsay Stradley would love to hear from
classmates in the Philadelphia area or in the Ventnor, NJ,
area where she spends summers.
Sarah Myers McCormick works as a real estate buyer's
agent while enjoying the near-perfect weather in Sierra
Deborah Newton Warren has moved to a retirement
village in Walpole and loves it. She and her husband spend
summers in Mattapoisett, MA.
Congratulations to Jean Watson Wetrich and her hus-
band who became great-grandparents last August.
Gail Frank Wells '56 took this photo of Lynn Metzger Pharo and Shirley
Frank Kerner at the Moorestown, NJ, Field Club, where Lynn treated the
"Frankie Sisters" to lunch in celebration of the July birthdays of all three.
Gloria Sylvia Paolella
34 Kate's Path, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1448
Clare Dickover Hallock and her husband were sur-
prised with a party for their 50th wedding anniversary last
Congratulations to Jeanne Franklin Bates and her hus-
band, Jim, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
last June, with a wonderful family get-together at Spruce
Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Frances Lake Gray welcomed twin granddaughters,
born in Sweden, in December, 1998. She has a grandson
also. "They came to me late in life but well worth the wait."
Mary-Ida Hanson Olson plans trips for senior citizens
and does legislative work regarding both Medicare /man-
aged care and pension reform.
Joyce Hayes Whitman and her
family attended their grandniece's '99
Linda Koempel Tompkins finds
life in retirement to be busy and great
fun. She and her husband oversaw an
addition to their home last summer and
had less sailing time than usual due to
extreme heat and summer storms.
Mary Kay Murray Sutton is retired
and living in Naples, FL.
Frances Oden Werly wrote last fall:
"I'm moving to Scarborough, ME, to
start the new millennium and to be near
my young daughter who is expecting
twins in March. I'll take care of her
two-year-old boy. Good thing I had a
successful bypass last year and I'm in
shape to run."
Lois Seidel Newell enjoyed a recent
visit from Phyllis Haviland
Hildebrandt at her home in Greenville,
SC. They had a wonderful day remi-
niscing about Lasell, family and friends.
After working 30 years for TOPS
Club, Inc., Jane Upton Patten has
retired and looks forward to traveling
with her husband in their RV.
Dorothy Tobin Staf fier writes: "Content by the sea, my
(still hero) husband of 52 years and I bask in the warmth of
our children and grandchildren's love and are ever grateful.'
Nonie Lederman Carroll, Tres Vidas, Townhouse #16E
2335 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Barbara Birnbaum Green writes: "San Diego is still the
perfect place to live — lots of outdoor activity for us, plus
our daughter and grandson are nearby."
Eleanor Metzger Pharo had a delightful visit with Sue
Slocum Klingbeil and her husband, and a great lunch with
Shirley Frank Kerner at her sister's, Gail Frank Wells '56.
Nancy Larsen Bailey
135 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03842-1908
Martha Kennedy Ingersoll is busy and happy and
planning a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in April.
Nancy Larsen Bailey and her husband, Jim, recently
returned from a wonderful trip to China and enjoy the
winter Lasell Alumni Gold Coast gatherings in Florida.
Irma Lipsitt Wolfe and her husband, Gordon, moved to
South Dartmouth, MA, from New York last December and
have become involved with community activities. " We enjoy
our visits to Lasell and are very proud to be part of the
progress Lasell accomplishes in the educational world."
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
Janet Gleason Nolan '53 sent us this photo which was taken at the Beach
Chalet Restaurant in San Francisco. With Janet are Carol Galligan Massard
'48 and Janice McGoughran '50.
Judith Tracy Shanahan enjoys keeping busy with
family, golf and tennis and she looks forward to her winter
visits with Lasell friends in Naples.
Gloria Wurth Harrison and her husband have traveled
around the world three times and enjoy tennis and golf in
sunny San Diego. They have six children and sixteen
On her way to Florida in January 1999, Mary Young
Jacobs stopped for a visit in Wilmington with Anne
Chapman Berl and saw Pat Mangan Price in Sarasota.
Mary reports that: "Both are fine, as am I."
Nancy Lawson Donahue
52 Belmont Avenue, Lowell, MA 01852-2865
Barbara Milne Lynch stepped down one year ago as
manager of Mark Fore & Strike in Stuart, FL, and is now
working there two days a week to help out. She is enjoying
golf, children and grandchildren.
We send our deepest sympathy to Joan Warren
Hepburn, whose husband, John, passed away in June 1999.
Nancy Bean Lord
771 Camden Road, Hope, ME 04847
Marni Nahigian Sarkisian
256 South Avenue, Weston, MA 02493
Joyce Davies Harrison and her husband, Dirck,
enjoyed a great cruise through the Panama Canal last
Patricia Hyde Billett loves being retired on the coast of
Maine in Biddeford Pool, and travels twice a year to see the
Congratulations to Carolyn Judd Hayes and her hus-
band, David, who celebrated their 48th wedding anniver-
sary on June 9, 1999.
Elizabeth Maclnnes Deal will be sorry to miss Reunion
but will be in St. Louis then.
Joan McKinney Aldrich has moved into a lovely town
house and is enjoying her five grandsons.
Ruth Mount Garry writes "I was married on May 24,
1999 to Ray Garry, a wonderful man whom I met at the
Florida golf course where we both play. We both love to
dance several times a week, play golf every other day and
have an avid interest in antiques — each of us having been
a dealer — life is wonderful! Hope to make my 50th in
Jean Ostrander Lowman loves living in Florida, near
her 92-year-old mother and one of her four grandchildren.
Barbara Schnelle Orton has nine grandchildren. She
keeps busy with the Lewes, DE, Lions Club.
Carolyn Snook Rauscher writes: "Retirement is the
greatest but sure keeps me busy!! Do special jobs now and
then for my old company, lots of church work, volunteer at
the hospital, along with short trips and family doings."
Jacquelyn Temperley Jennings is a published poet in
the United States and Ireland. Her book is entitled
Barbara Welles Miller is a hospital volunteer and is
enjoying her six grandchildren. She keeps in touch with
Bernice Martin Pehl.
Libbie Fleet Glazer
94 Fairfield Street, Lowell,
Kathleen Ballard Heck is retired
and writes: "Nothing to report — all is
normal, thank God!"
Sallyann Bartlett Abel had great
visits last summer from Alice Pittenger,
Marie Kohaut Dougherty and Joyce
Weitzel Flanagan. They had a great
time reminiscing over "LJC" days and,
while visiting her grandchildren's col-
leges, Sallyann noted quite a difference
between those days and today!
Elizabeth Baumbach Hyne has
traveled our beautiful country in a
motor home from Maine to the
Mississippi River and Florida. She
enjoys country living in the Berkshires
and golfing. Elizabeth remembers the
great 100th celebration of Lasell's
founding and looks forward to the 150th and her 50th
Joan Kearney Cormay spends summers in Falmouth
and a few months in the winter in Naples, FL, where she
sees Nancy Mitchell Quinn.
We were so sorry to learn from Janet Fornoff Hauber
that her husband died suddenly in August, and send her
our sincere sympathy. Janet has five children and seven
While attending her 50th high school reunion, Barbara
Jankowski Rusch saw Jean Davies Stanley '50 and her
sister, Joyce Davies Harrison '50.
Dorothy McPherson Wickersham had a wonderful
get-together with Liz Trisko Battis and her husband last
September in Wickford, RI. They had not seen each other
for many years and had a non-stop catch up session!
Elaine Quavillon Tull had a nice visit in Boston with
Anna Stevenson Mangano. The Tulls are enjoying life in
Arizona and look forward to traveling in the western
Bonnie Reis Doe is very involved with the California
Music Teachers' Association, teaching and composing. She
knits for her six grandchildren, plays golf and travels.
Bonnie sees Carol Bancroft each summer and enjoyed a
wonderful eight-week trip to Australia and New Zealand
Patricia Reynolds Land wehr enjoys having her daugh-
ter, son and three grandchildren living nearby. She took a
trip to Hawaii and visited with Barbara Ferns Becker and
her husband in Tennessee. They had a great time talking
about Lasell days. Pat is looking forward to 50th Reunion —
we hope many of you are.
Peggyanne Riker Miller and her husband enjoy their
two grandsons and their dogs. They travel a bit but spend
as much time at their little cottage on the lake as possible.
Anna Stevenson Mangano has downsized to an apart-
ment that she loves, and plans now to find more time to
Jean Aslaksen Podimsky
6 West 14th Street, P.O. Box 57, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
Mary Ann Amon Robinson and her husband, Chuck,
have nine children and 20 grandchildren whom they see often.
Jean Aslaksen Podimsky is working, remains active in
community affairs and enjoys her five grandchildren.
Vilma Barbuto Herrick works as an administrative
assistant at the University of Southern Maine.
Marjorie Dyer Hubbard is now single and writes that
she "challenges life every day. Purchased a lake home this
year, traveled the Mediterranean and New England." She
has two sons and six grandchildren.
Ruth Easterlind Cederberg looks forward to another
mini-Briggs reunion this year.
Bernadine Gill Smith "keeps busy running after
grandchildren" and remembers her Carpenter days with
Virginia Johnson Irwin teaches music on the pre-
school level and is busy visiting children and grandchil-
It was very sad to hear from Joyce Wardle Chapman
that her beloved husband, Linsley, died in July 1999, just as
they were looking forward to years of enjoyment in their
retirement. We send Joyce our deepest sympathy.
Muriel Webb Moyer and her husband, Don, enjoy the
Elderhostel programs and spent two weeks last May on
their food and wine of Provence program.
Elsie Knaus Klemt '53, right, visited Lasell roommate
Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger, left, and her family in
Winter Park, CO, last summer.
Virginia Snedaker Marschall has enjoyed her first year
of retirement very much, including travels to Florida,
Arizona, the magnificent California, Oregon and
Washington coast, England and Germany. She loves being
in Kentucky near her grandchildren, son and his wife.
Barbara Wenzel Boucher is busy with travel, volunteering,
committee meetings and e-mailing. She has a son and
From her studio in Seward, Alaska, Dot Day Bardarson '53 sent us the
enclosed picture of herself (right), classmate Carol McKay Chaudiere, and
Carol's mother, Virginia Wood Clark '26.
Elizabeth Keys Gage
49 Twilight Road, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4758
Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger
2840 Doncaster Road, Columbus, OH 43221-3034
Mary Lou Burke Alexander was sorry that more class-
mates didn't attend Reunion in 1998, as all who did had a
Janet Chase Ash is executive secretary at Northwoods
Presbyterian Church in Spring, TX. She welcomed her first
grandchild last April.
Congratulations to Elinor Cohen
Goldman who welcomed a baby grand-
daughter last year.
Mary Criscuolo Barlow is recently
retired and we wish her a full recovery
from several strokes.
Dot Day Bardarson owns an art and
fine craft gallery on the harbor in
Seward, where 100 cruise ships dock
after cruising Alaskan waters. She lives
across the lagoon from her good friend
and classmate, Carol McKay
Carol Moriarty Phleger is retired
from her part-time job with Northwest
Airlines and relishes her time with her
four little grandsons. She and her hus-
band enjoy traveling.
Isabel Paolillo McCarthy is official-
ly retired and is moving to California to
be closer to her daughter and her fami-
ly. She has two grandchildren.
Helen Pearlstein Golden met her
husband at Lasell and they have cele-
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
brated their 44th anniversary. Helen's Chandler roommate,
Myrna Pasternak Kahan, lives near her. Helen also keeps
in touch with Marie Kaden, who lives in New Hampshire.
Jean Weeks Hanna visits with Diane Cueny Harden
'53 in Florida and would love to hear from any Lasellites in
the Sarasota area. She plays lots of bridge, walks two miles
a day and does volunteer work.
Virginia Wilder Melitz and her husband enjoyed a
leisurely barge trip down the inland waterways of France
with 12 friends last May.
Corinne Coyle Lydem
7 Fitzpatrick Road, Ansonia, CT 06401
Susan Cluett LaGrange loves her new status as the
first-time grandmother of a baby boy.
Hope Duguid Dauwalter is busy with consulting,
travel, family and re-building her vacation home.
Faith Harvey Fisler enjoys her retirement, keeping
busy volunteering at church and with homeless families.
She travels, has six grandchildren and a part-time job.
Mary Hayden Durkee enjoyed visiting with old friends
at Reunion and sharing many wonderful memories of good
Frances Mitchell Sherman writes from Hayfork, CA:
"Retirement is the busiest time of my life! My life is almost
totally involved in quilting. If s creative, a challenge, social and
addictive! I plan to visit Paducah, KY, this spring for the
national quilt show. Have met some wonderful people!"
Lorraine Nelson Stevens and her husband travel as
much as possible and welcomed their first grandchild last
Congratulations to Shirley Sherwood Adams who
welcomed twin granddaughters last March. They join her
Susan Twichell Nelson
25 Westford Road,
Concord, MA 01742
Amalia Gori retired in 1997 after working as a secre-
tary, and as a receptionist/clerical worker for answering
services and a market researcher.
We were sorry to learn that Anne Hartnett Lohnes'
husband passed away and we send her our sincere condo-
Eunice Kerkins Monticone writes: "Last school year
I had my most exciting job yet — My first year of teaching.
I taught gifted children in grades 3, 4, and 5. It was truly a
fun job with many challenges. In June I became a real estate
agent again with exciting new clients.
Marilyn Meyer Herlin is busy in Fairfield, CT, with
real estate and antiques appraising. She loves sailing and
long walks and visits with Valerie Montanez Barto in
Florida each winter.
Lucinda Nolin Johnson cruised down the Mexican
Riviera with her freshman year roommate Marion Locke
Nutter last January, and they planned to visit Switzerland,
Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria last fall. Lucinda plays
a lot of golf and bridge.
Maxine Seidel Lyle's two children were married last
year. She is a nanny to a two-year-old girl and sees Susan
Deanne Dario Sferrino
10 Liberty Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803
Deanne Dario Sferrino rented a villa in Tuscany with
friends last October.
Carol LeCompte Cuthbert saw both Betsy Belsterling
Jordan and Patricia Strawbridge Mulhern last October at
their 45th high school reunion.
Natalie Flather Humphrey is volunteer coordinator
for the Tacoma Art Museum and serves on several boards.
Her children are married and she has nine grandchildren.
"I think of Lasell fondly."
Dorothy Mabrey Embler and her recently retired hus-
band are planning a trip to Africa.
Joyce Maroni Gomes and her husband visited the
United Arab Emerites last November where they attended
their nephew's wedding and rode camels and dune bug-
gies in the desert — "quite an adventure!"
Katherine Mayo McAllister writes: " I'm working at
rebuilding my life after the untimely death of my husband.
My daughter, her husband and two grandchildren are a
constant source of support." Katherine is a medical secre-
tary in a family practice association.
Joan Polidor Selander and her husband made a won-
derful re-acquaintance last fall when they had dinner in
Jacksonville, FL, with Margaret Schwingel Kraft and her
Penny Rafkin Blake visits Massachusetts from
Boynton Beach often, and she has ten grandchildren here.
Penny stays in touch with Marilyn Blumenthal Kovnat
and Sandra Lavine Kanosky.
Katharine Taft is enjoying her retirement fully and has
a new horse.
Suzanne Wadsworth Jonas and her husband have
moved to Yarmouthport on Cape Cod and she would love
to hear from classmates who might be living there or trav-
eling that way.
Janet Whitney Buck and her husband are on the road
as often as possible in their RV, "doing what we always
dreamed of doing."
If you'd like to travel and see how people really live
Ellen Mahoney Simmonds invites you to contact her. She
and her husband, Tom, belong to Friendship Force
International and visit and live with people in many differ-
ent countries. They've traveled extensively and host visi-
tors from around the world in their home as well.
Kirsten Harvey Brownell and her husband, David, live
in their 120-year-old Victorian home in a quaint village in
Pennsylvania. They travel and visit their three children and
Janet March Murphy enjoys babysitting for her two
Carolyn Reid Towne works as a nurse in a day surgery
unit. She and her husband spent five months last year on
their boat, including three months in the Bahamas.
Gail Seibert Glover and her husband visited with Judy
Feldt Oswald and Barbara Clark Owen and their hus-
bands last summer in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,
and hopes to get together with other classmates in Florida
during the winter.
Ada Whitmore Suydam
35 Carey Road, Needham, MA 02494-1103
Linda Gould Marshall
2001 Freedom Lane,
Falls Church, VA 22043
Junis Anderson Nicholson and her
husband attended the wedding of Joan
Valentine Glasson's son last April.
Joanne Curtis Island is serving as
president of the Yankee Maid Chorus,
a Sweet Adelines group. "Are there any
classmates who share this hobby of
Caroline Killam Moller, Janet Coulter Langmaid, Barbara Sturges Kraus
and Joan Stanford Chase at a mini-reunion at Janet's summer home in
Humarock, MA, June 1999.
Ann Bidwell Sanborn loves spending winters in
Naples, FL, and has a new grandson in Chicago.
In attendance at Cynthia Clark Frazee's wedding last
October were six grown children and 12 grandchildren —
"a very happy occasion for both families." Please see Nota
Congratulations to Janet Coulter Langmaid and her
husband, Brad, who welcomed their first grandchild, a
baby girl, last September.
Marcia Hamilton Killeen and her husband are retired
and have moved to a lovely patio home complex in
Phoenix. Congratulations to the Killeens on the newest
additions to their family — triplet granddaughters!
Marcia James Carthaus is a very active volunteer for
several organizations and a school board member. She is in
Naples, FL, for three-and-a-half months each winter, and
she and her husband visited Alaska last summer on a land
Caroline Killam Mailer's little granddaughter lives in
Surrey, England, which, happily, makes Caroline a "com-
muter" to the U.K. She has a little grandson much closer to
Evelyn Sanders Brewster is now retired and the proud
new grandmother of a baby boy — bringing her total
grandchildren to four.
Ada Whitmore Suydam enjoyed her South Pacific
cruise from Tahiti to Hawaii.
Faith Bowker Moloney
63 Burnt Swamp Road,
Wrentham, MA 02093
Barbara Bogert Wahlberg plays lots
of golf and enjoys time with her adult
Barbara Jacoby Adelstein is retired
from teaching but still subs. She has
two married children.
Karen Kirk Macintosh is a paraprofessional with the
Newmarket, NH, school district.
Louise Thomson Mitchell and her husband look for-
ward to retiring so they can have more time to enjoy their
six grandchildren and traveling.
Ronna Zucker Uhrman continues to enjoy teaching
pre-school. She has four grandchildren and likes aerobics,
walking, tennis and pottery.
Ann Porcaro Mucera
8026 SE Mammoth Drive, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Betty Anderson Fairchild
5 Grennan Road, West Hartford, CT 06107-1818
Andrea Bischof f Houser and her husband are thor-
oughly enjoying their three grandchildren.
Harriet Beard Ackerman works with Baxter Healthcare
and is continuing her education at Roosevelt University.
She has five grandsons.
Jeanne Bradner Morgan and her husband are building
their dream retirement home on a golf course in Hickory,
Linda Braslow Lefkowitz recently retired after 20 years
as a pharmaceutical salesperson with Wyeth Ayerst
Laboratories. She looks forward to relaxing, gardening,
traveling and reading and will try to get together with
some '58 friends.
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Linda Grean Curtis, Lynn Kiefer Holt, Carol Healy
McKinnon; Second Row: Jane Parsons Dolbier, Jane
Kendrigan; Top Row: Betsy Schwingel Sullivan had a
great time reliving Lasell days and playing golf on the
Cape last 4th of July weekend.
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Barbara Davis Delano is retired now after teaching for
24 years and she and her husband enjoy traveling and their
Carolyn Raster Goldenberg visited recently with
Debbie Hoch Rockoff in Los Angeles. "It seemed like
yesterday — she looked great!"
Jane Harmon Carr is busy as the owner of The Market
Basket, a gourmet food store in Rockport, ME, complete
with cooking school and catering. "Stop in and say liello'."
Gwendolyn Johnson Redding owns Scandinavian
Boutique, Distinctively Sweden in North Attleboro, MA.
Carole Lamson Burpee has sold the bed and breakfast
she ran and is retired. She recently welcomed her first
grandchild, a boy.
Susan Metz Good works in an elementary school and
in private practice as a speech pathologist. She enjoyed a
great cruise to the Baltic last summer.
Joan Moeller Thompson and her husband reside in
Florida in the winter and Connecticut in the summer. They
enjoy their boat and have one granddaughter.
Jane Parsons Dolbier enjoyed getting together with
classmates on the Cape last July (see photo.)
Donna Skillings Kessler sees her grandchildren often,
plays lots of golf and travels more now that her husband is
semi-retired. They enjoyed a trip to Greece in October and
a month in Naples, FL, during the winter.
Nan Sparks Hunter works at Embassy Timeshare
Resort in marketing and sales. She has six children and five
grandchildren. She and her husband enjoy cruise vaca-
Peggy Ullman Cohen has three children and recently
welcomed her second grandchild.
Linda Resnick Baer
9 Columbine Drive, Nashua, NH 03063
Ann Abbott Bowler has three sons and two grand-
daughters. Now that she and her husband are retired Ann
plans on lots of traveling. She would love to hear from
Linda Bald Lathrop recently enjoyed trips to Maine
and Myrtle Beach and a Caribbean cruise last October. She
planned to retire last New Year's Eve and continue the
traveling she loves.
Muriel Bloom Bruskin and her husband enjoyed a 35th
anniversary trip to Italy with a couple they met on their
Fern Keil is a fundraiser for the Development Center in
Philadelphia. She keeps in touch with Karen Mandel
Marschall, Dianne Drozek Sommer and Carol
Robin MacCloskey Mclnnis is babysitting for her first
grandchild, a baby boy.
Carol Miller Glassman works as a school board occu-
pational therapist. She has a baby grandson and wonders
"where are all the Hawthorne House women from the class
We send our condolences to Dee Orben Campbell
whose father passed away last March. She has worked for
Mary Kay for ten years, loves being semi-retired and has
taken up quilting.
Congratulations to Susan Petrie Boudreau and her
husband, Henry, who welcomed their first grandchild, a
Karin Skooglund Bartow
IS Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA 02138-3315
When we heard from her in the fall, Bette Cole Greene
plans to retire in January 2001 as a secretary for the
Duxbury public schools and will then travel through the
southern states for four months, in the RV she and her hus-
band, Ed, bought last summer for their trip through Maine.
Sarah Hirst-Pitts volunteers for the Humane
Association and was elected treasurer for this year.
JoAnn Jacobson works as support investigator for
Oneida County in New York. She enjoys biking and swim-
ming when the weather is nice.
Susan March Allen recently retired from her position
as director/head teacher of a toddler playgroup in Mystic,
CT. She thoroughly enjoys her one-year-old grandson.
Harriet Shapiro Nirenstein is an adjunct professor of
English as a second language at the University of Hartford.
Karin Skooglund Bartow is working in knowledge
management for a new organization based in Cambridge.
She moved there a year ago joining her new life partner,
Jim. Karin has two children.
Congratulations to Linda Welt Horowitz who wel-
comed her baby granddaughter last June.
Marion Bishop Kersh lives in Phoenix, AZ, where she
owns Phoenician Interiors, an interior design business that
she started in 1979. Marion designs private homes, busi-
ness offices and nursing homes and became a Rotarian in
Martha Burrell Foster is working for plastic surgeons.
"Life is good with my five grandchildren who live nearby."
Susan Coster Malsin writes "went to Sam's (Vivien
Ash Gallagher) daughter's wedding in October and met
her three children. My daughter was married and Sam and
her husband, Jeff, came." Susan has a baby granddaughter.
Nina Dotterer and her sister Norey Dotterer Cullen
'67, are in business together in Newport, RI, making
mustard, hot pepper jelly, caramel bourbon sauce and
a seafood sauce which they market widely. Nina and
her husband, Bob Caper, have two children.
Camille Macmillin Landry earned her master's degree
in education from Boston University in 1994. She has been
with the physical education department at BU since 1994
and has expanded the phys. ed. classes. She will be golf
coach and archery instructor this year.
Deborah O'Neill Aspinwall loves attending the New
York School of Interior Design. "If s taken me all these
years to both have the time and luxury to figure out what
really interests me."
Arlene Paratore Hrabovecky is looking for real estate
in the sand hills of North Carolina for either an investment
or a relocation. We will be happy to share her telephone
number if anyone has any leads for Arlene.
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Committed to a cure through research, education and support, Ellen
Wagner Call '67 rode the 48-mile Waltham, MA, Brain Tumor Society
Ride in memory of Nancy Chipman Creamer '67 last May.
Kathryn Morgan Lucey
165 Concord Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462-1010
Susann Ahearn Costa owns Bennie's
Market in Old Saybrook, CT. Her daughter
was married last August.
Nancy Begg is a product manager for
Dexter Nonwoven Materials.
Martha Begley Hertel's son is in
college and her daughter is a senior in
Barbara Coughlin Iliff is assistant
cataloger at the Wellesley Free Library.
Heather Hines Peterson owns and
operates a medical case management
company serving the needs of insurance
carriers, employers and injured workers.
Heather would love to hear from class-
Judith Fellows Skehan
P.O. Box 422, Hallowell, ME 04347-0422
Arlene Ferreira Rego does volunteer work with elderly
housing and recently welcomed her first grandchild, a
Linda Parmenter Goulding is a fourth grade teacher in
Hingham, MA. She has three sons.
Ann Stern Russo is co-owner /treasurer of Walter
Stern, Inc., in Port Washington, NY.
Linda Foster Nixon
202 Stage Island Road, Chatham, MA 02633
Susan Layng Bogle
11605 SW103rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
Marie Coven Kaplowitz is a fundraiser-administrator
at the American Diabetes Association in New York City.
She and her husband, Fred, have been married for 30 years
and have two children.
Marijayne Dizenzo Jensvold is an elementary school
counselor and her daughter has started college.
Congratulations to Karen Kalish, who was accepted
into the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University for the Mid-Career Master's Program in Public
Policy for 1999-2000. Karen is president of Kalish
Communications and founder of Operation Understanding
DC, an educational leadership program for Jewish and
African American high school students.
Susan Lind Hennigar has three children in college.
Jill Norton Weeks' card shop continues to do well. At
Christmastime in 1998, she and her husband took their
three sons, sons' wives and three granddaughters for a
vacation in the Bahamas.
Karin Rohleder Kline teaches elementary school in
Elissa Altshuler Freidus is chairperson
of the jury and hanging committee at the Westboro Gallery,
an artist cooperative.
Laura Druker Simonds' has almost completed her
bachelor's degree and hopes to get her real estate license
soon. She has two daughters.
Laurie Kanters Micheau is a senior sales consultant for
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. She and her hus-
band, Randy, have four children and are building a log
home on a lake in Wisconsin — their future retirement
Cathy Lutz Laneri's daughter is a college sophomore.
Patti Levin is living in Guilford, CT, and was remarried
in June 1999 (please see Nota Bene.) She continues a private
practice in psychology in Cambridge and also a new one in
Roberta Munce Nelson is a realtor with Coldwell
Banker Hunneman and Co. in Lynnfield.
Sue Bratenas Gannon
4 Gloria Lane, North Reading, MA 01864
Faye Gorfinkle Stoller
112 Bittersweet Lane, Randolph, MA 02368
Congratulations to Susan Callis Terrio who welcomed
her first grandchild, a baby girl, last September.
Colette Cavanaugh Clark held her first solo art exhibit
in December at the Opal Gallery in Pendleton, SC.
Mary Ann Mitchell Beaver
80 Carriage Drive, South Windsor, CT 06074-2104
Eugenie Alexiou Tref z is a substitute teacher. She has
two sons and sends best regards to Lasell friends.
Mary Jane Davis Franchot is an accountant with
Kopelman and Paige, P.C.
Jane Gordan Cobban teaches kindergarten in Quincy,
Deirdre Greene Malone sends her best to all
"Karandon Curies" and hopes everyone is enjoying a
happy, healthy life.
Susan Hulton Curtis is the owner of Paper, Packaging
and Panache, a card and stationery store in Bristol, RI, and
her three-year-old business is doing very well. Susan and
her husband have two sons.
Nancy Rosenthal Klein is a realtor with Weichert
Realtors in Closter, NJ, and has two daughters.
Leah Smith Schneier has two daughters and is a vice
president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex
County, NJ, section. She travels extensively.
Kathryn Turner Soucy has two daughters.
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
Constance Farley Whittall
Long Hill, Rowley, MA 01969
Deborah Kimerling Schneider has three teenage sons,
her own marketing research business and manages a real
estate partnership. She's interested in hearing from Lasell
Nancy Waer Grzymkowski has been married for 22
years and has one son. She is working as a library assistant
at the Guilford, CT, Public Library.
Susan Johnson Roach
182 Curtis Road, Middlebury, CT 06762-3014
Carol Goulian Stewart has three sons. She volunteers
in their elementary school and for service organizations.
Mary Hobler Hyson attended graduations of her son
and daughter last year.
Cynthia Jorgensen Peterson's daughter is a first year
student at Lasell in the general studies program. '
Karen Keohan Kiley is lead teacher and the assistant
director of Chime Time Children's Center in Melrose, MA.
Carol Miller spent ten days bike riding in Ireland last
Ann Smith-Johannsen Forsyth had a mini-reunion
with Nancy Bishop Gilmore and Lynn Wanamaker
Dreiling '72. She took an 18-mile hike in Colorado with six
other women and was looking forward to ski season.
39 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066-1901
Elizabeth Andrews Haidet has lived in Milwaukee for
11 years and sends her best to Lasell friends. She has
recently changed careers and will soon be teaching upper
elementary /middle school.
Diane Henault-Tosi continues to operate a wholesale
import specialty company with her husband, Dick. They
travel frequently to see suppliers in Argentina, Chile, Italy
Gail Kaufman Furgal is a graduate of Syracuse
University and has a college-age son.
Deborah Wells Nunes is music director of the Keene,
NH, Unitarian Universalist Church.
128 Ball Hill Road, Berlin, MA 01503-1811
Susan Clark Miller is volunteering for Girl Scouts as
the service unit coordinator and has been having a great
time camping and canoeing and hiking with her daughter
and their junior troop.
Ramona Scaperrotta Allen lives in Phoenix, AZ, with
her husband, Howard, and their two sons. She has been
teaching fourth grade for 15 years. Ramona spoke recently
with Shari Soldano Carney and Anne Hendrickson
Chaisson. Both are doing fine. Anne Vves in Colorado and
she and Ramona hope to get together.
Sharon Cowles Kroker
76 Afterglow Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044-5120
Congratulations to Barbara Hirschfield Henry who
recently won the municipal election for her second term as
Roxbury, CT, first selectman. Her job and family keep her
Pamela Brigham Lippincott
55 John Scott Boulevard, Norton, MA 02766
Adoree Kapopoulos McGillvary
32 Shallow Pond Lane, East Falmouth, MA 02536
Rosemary Balberchak Koenig
96 Tidewater Farm Road, Stratham, NH 03885-2132
22 Patricia Lane, Darien, CT 06820
Sylvia Allen Hazard
41 Nantrin Terrace, Milford, CT 06460-6741
Mary Ann Templeton Murray
111 Tanner Street, Manchester, CT 06040
Kathleen Anderson has a BA in dance, a master's in
dance therapy and teaches yoga for a living.
Cynthia Haggblom Maressa and her husband cele-
brated their 20th wedding anniversary. They have three
children. Cynthia works at a nursery school and does lots
of hiking and camping.
Patricia Ray has moved to her dream home on a lake in
Athol, MA, and is the first woman president of the White
Pond Association in 60 years. She enjoys her grandchildren
and caring for parents and wonders about the other '78
Betsy De Rosa Wolfe
5 Martha Drive, Derry, NH 03038
3100 S. Manchester Street, #636, Falls Church, VA 22044
Roseanne Bygott Campbell is a nurse and suggests
that "if you're ever in the San Diego area please stop by
and see us."
Laura Cobrinik has started classes at McGill University
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in
Montreal. She has worked as reader, transcriber, note-
taker, test giver and library guide for three disabled college
students and gave a presentation on Emily Dickinson,
Henry David Thoreau and Robert Frost at a conference last
October. Laura keeps up with Diane Fain Anth '78 and
invites Lasellites visiting Montreal to get in touch with her.
Ronnie Cohen Romanuck is happily married and
enjoys traveling with her husband. She is working for R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Patricia Wells Vela]
94 Southfield Avenue, #401, Stamford, CT 06902-7625
Karen Rabatsky Rosenthal
141 Eastwind Drive, Manchester, NH 03104
Leslie Connor Conners has two children and works as
a market research consultant.
Maryjean DalMolin is working in labor and delivery
at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. She'd love to hear
from old classmates.
Cynthia Osborne Willets
120 West Avenue, Darien, CT 06820-4308
Karin Albert Copeland has a two-year-old daughter.
Congratulations to Lisa Baird Lomanto and her hus-
band and son, who welcomed a new baby daughter last
August. Lisa took five months off before returning to
Virginia Minor O'Malley has two children and has
been teaching for five years.
Katharine Walker is in sales with Bestfoods
Foodservice, on the road calling on restaurants, schools,
colleges, nursing homes, etc., throughout southeastern
Massachusetts. She also works with food distributors such
as Sysco and US Foodservice.
Janice Wright Moron
10 Lauren Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Samantha Austin works at Ernst & Young and sees
Amanda Bunnewith Bennett, Marion Williams-Bennett,
Christine Williams Brabazen, Martha Bullock, Kelly
Jones Delapena '82 and Connie Young Compton regularly.
Dianne Quinn Williamson writes "My three sisters
and I raised $100,000 at our annual fundraiser called the
ALS Taste of Fame, in memory of our brother who died
two years ago of Lou Gehrig's Disease. In three years we
have raised a total of $289,000. We hope to find a cure for
this devastating disease soon. If you would like more infor-
mation, please call." (We will be happy to share Dianne's
number with you.)
2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, #1808
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3601
Wendy Bloom Kelley
36 Wayside Road, Westborough, MA 01581-3622
Cathleen Hennessy Summers and her family have
returned to Massachusetts after living in Texas for two
years. She is chief compliance officer at Fallon Community
120 East 82nd Street, #15, New York, NY 10028
Susan Wood Karpenko is a medical assistant with the
Danbury, CT, Office of Physician Services.
Cecilia Coleman Welch
5909 Northern Boulevard, East Norwich, NY 11732-1612
26478 Homer Lane, Salinas, CA 93906-1568
27 Lincoln Road, #2, Newton, MA 02458
1032 Briarhill Lane, Atlanta, GA 30324
Christine Alexander Neagle works part-time as a
nurse in home care with a specialty in pediatrics and she
does new mother and newborn assessments. Christine
and her husband have two sons.
Susan Scichilone Presti has been working the 11 pm to
7 am shift at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, which allows her
to be at home with her two little girls during the day.
Georgia Moran Livziey
47 Camelot Drive, Box 7, Worcester, MA 01602
Annemarie Graziano Caloggero
7 White Avenue, Maymrd, MA 01754
Elizabeth Goncalves Schramm is an assistant superin-
tendent at Foxwoods Casino.
Karen Hirsch Sullivent is living in Austin, TX, with her
husband and two sons. They have recently purchased their
first home and Karen is teaching second grade.
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
3430 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #7F
Naples, FL 34103-0600
Natalie Woods Howe
27 Grandview Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360
Stormy Horton Bell
49 Merritt Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621-1334
23 Apsley Street #2, Hudson, MA 01749
Jennifer Krol Teece and her husband, David, are living
in Japan for three years, where he is stationed at Sasebo
with the United States Navy. Jacki Hoffman Nelsen '94
was a bridesmaid in the Krol's October 16, 1999 wedding.
Gayle Lucido Movalli
309 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Jennifer Nolin is in graduate school.
Kristine Bell Smith
50 Venn Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Kristine Bell Smith is working at Brandeis University
as reunion coordinator and writes: "Shane and I got mar-
ried October 9, 1999. The wedding was wonderful."
Elizabeth Hill is putting two children through college.
Jennifer Mullin has moved to Hartford, CT, where she
is working at Travelers Insurance.
Kari Nesgoda Buchholz is teaching fifth grade.
Marie Sackett is studying to earn her teaching certifi-
Adrien Zumpano Raffia now has two little girls.
(Please see Nota Bene.)
1509 Judith Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-7956
9 Edgebrook Lane, Monsey, NY 10952-4711
Pam Austin moved back to Connecticut two years ago
and is attending Southern Connecticut State University
where she is working towards a master's degree in social
work with concentrations in mental health and substance
Carrie Lempke is sales manager for the Sheraton
Norfolk Waterside Hotel and is planning an August
90 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, MA 02172
57 Manners Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301-1418
Kristina Cruz is teaching third grade in New York City
and is working on a master's in education at Fordham
After working throughout the United States as a LPTA
for a travel company, Mary Lynch is currently employed
as a tour director, a job which has given her an opportunity
to see more of the world. Mary writes: "Hey, class of '97,
we want to hear from you! It has been three years! Drop
me a line and let me know how your lives and careers have
918 Hampshire Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
61 Virginia Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561
Ruth Mount Ivins '50, to Ray Garry ,on May 24, 1999
Millicent Jewell Jenness '52, to John D. Bruce, on October 2, 1998
Barbara Sieder Coumbe '52, to Mr. Treadway
Cynthia Clark Rose '57, to Harold Frazee, Jr., on October 10, 1999
Virginia Tompkins '80, to Dean Liprini, on March 5, 1999
Pamela Vartanian '85, to Christopher Guba, on June 27, 1999
Elizabeth Bentley '90, to Derek Hunter, on August 24, 1999
Jennifer Krol '92, to David Teece, on October 16, 1999
Heidi Handrigan '93, to Christopher Moreau, on May 29, 1999
Jamie Robinson '93, to Garrett Berman, on June 20, 1999
Kristine Bell '94, to Shane Smith, on October 9, 1999
Jodi Donovan '94, to Scott Turner
Stephanie Kotsifas '94, to Derek Karner, on June 19, 1999
Keri Nesgoda '94, to Michael Buchholz, on April 16, 1999
Kelly O'Reilly '94, to Thomas Phelps, on June 12, 1999
Jennifer Benway '95, to Thomas Cotter, on May 22, 1999
Paula Dewing '95, to Ronald Hoyt, on September 11, 1999
Heidi Fernandes '96, to Shaun St. Onge, on November 14, 1998
Tina Marie Montgomery '96, to Matthew Willey,
on August 14, 1999
Heidi Watkins '96, to Steve Helwig, on July 10, 1999
Heather Lyn Rosa '98, to Joseph Manning, on May 22, 1999
Michele Foncellino '99, to Jonathan Cornwell, on August 7, 1999
Jaime Johnson '99, to Chester Burge II, on June 26, 1999
Lisa Baird Lomanto '82, a daughter, Alison Danforth,
on August 10, 1999
Amy Kiss Woodward '88, a daughter, Julie Marie, on April 2, 1998
Masami Tsuda Reas '92, a son, Akira Evan, on November 1, 1999
Adrien Zumpano Raffia '94, a daughter, Kristen Marie,
in July 1999
Dorothy Packard Klopp '20
Edith Geeson Seewald '21, on July 10, 1999
Isabel Africa Rolfe '26, on December 2, 1998
Ruth Kerns Lane '28, in February, 1997
Gladys Nettleton Beaumont '30, in August 1994
Jane Grant Hibbeler '32, on September 22, 1999
Annamelia Paxton Wildman '32, in 1999
Charlotte Ockert '33, on July 26, 1999
Angelita Santiago Gebelein '33, on May 18, 1999
Irene Silverblatt Weisman '33
Ruth Wyand Thissell '33, on August 11, 1999
Margaret Raymond McLean '36, on November 14, 1999
Edna Yuill Persson '36, on October 3, 1999
Ruth Tyacke Stone '37, on October 21, 1999
Dorothy Corliss Ormsby '39, on November 5, 1999
Mary O'Connor Lorantos '39, on June 27, 1999
Jane Picker Furman '40, on August 15, 1997
Annabelle Spence Johnson '41
Dorothy Van Buskirk Hertel '41, on August 25, 1999
Muriel Palmer Heath '42, on May 5, 1999
Priscilla Howard Lunt '47, on July 30, 1999
Edith Rossiter Boon '47, on May 31, 1999
Barbara Cohan Rossen '49, October, 1999
Ann Dewar Condon '49, on October 8, 1999
Elizabeth Depoian Chicknavorian '50, on August 4, 1999
Sarah McConnell Burnett '50, on August 30, 1999
Lillian Elias Freeman '51, on August 18, 1999
Silvia Faccio Tirrell '53, in March 1999
Jane Falkenholm Wetzel '56, on November 25, 1999
Nancy McKinnon von Glahn '56, on August 10, 1999
Jo- Anne Mancini Barisano '57, on August 24, 1999
Babette Gillette Dominguez '60, on June 4, 1999
Susan Meehan Cohen '61, on August 23, 1999
Judith Cohen Miller '65, on November 10, 1999
Alva Gill van Cohen '65, on November 4, 1999
Nancy Maysles Sims '68, on October 28, 1999
Suzanne Strobel Nations '68, on October 11, 1999
Deborah Moss Barron '71, on November 5, 1999
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
L A S E L L
HELEN DUNCAN DEVEREUX '26
JANUARY 19, 2000
Heritage Society member Helen Louise Duncan Devereux — a steadfastly
loyal and proud Lasell alumna — who established a Lasell gift annuity in
1995 to demonstrate her support, died on January 19, 2000, a month shy of
her 94th birthday.
Born in Portsmouth, NH, in February 1906, she grew up the second of
four sisters in a hardy New England family that traces its roots to the
Mayflower. As a youngster in Portsmouth — with the New Hampshire
coastline and the New England White Mountains as her playground — she
developed a lifelong interest in photography and the sciences.
After graduating from Lasell in 1926, Helen Devereux went to work as
a stenographer, first in Boston and later in New York. She returned to
Portsmouth in 1939 to take a job with the Portsmouth Herald, and not long
after she moved into the Civil Service, where she worked in industrial rela-
tions and personnel for the War Department.
In 1944, the Civil Service transferred Helen Deveraux to Hawaii, where
she did public relations and historical work for the Hickam Air Force Base,
Fort Shafter, Pacific Air Command, and the 150th Air Transport Wing.
With Hawaii as her subject, Helen Devereux' s photography blossomed,
and in the early 1950s, Helen Devereux decided to make Hawaii her home.
She shared its beauty with her husband, Roy Devereux, enjoying watching
birds and other wildlife from the home they shared on a cliff that over-
looked Salt Lake.
Her enthusiasm for travel led to several unconventional trips. Included
was a journey to Japan in 1963 by naval transport, and a 1968 trip to South
America with a side trip to Alaska, "on the way home," as she blithely
explained. In 1973, Helen Duncan Devereux and her husband crossed
Australia in a camper and in 1987 she took a cruise through the Panama
Canal to the Galapagos Islands on a four-masted square rigged sailing ship.
For her 92nd birthday, she took a 60-day cruise to Singapore.
Helen Devereux is described by her niece, Mary Lou Callas, as a
woman who was "a friend to many, helping out when possible, visiting
friends, and being active in many social clubs, among which were the
Central Union Church, Mayflower Society (for which she was the historian
for many years), Order of the Eastern Star, the Masonic Lodge of Honolulu,
the Gem and Mineral Society, for which she and husband Roy collected and
"Helen Duncan Devereux was a delightful individual who showed her
strong belief in Lasell with her generous support to the Annual Fund, and
through the establishment of a gift annuity," said Katharine Urner '83,
director of Campaign and Gift Planning. "Her generosity was an expression
of affection for Lasell which touched us all."
— with excerpts from a eulogy prepared by Tachi Callas and Peter Paisley, and
remarks from Mary Lou Callas.
A. BENEDICT DORAN
JANUARY 16, 2000
Despite his Dartmouth diploma and his proud allegiance to his New
Hampshire alma mater, A. Benedict Doran comported himself very much
like an honorary Lasell College alumnus.
The husband of Marjorie Westgate Doran '37, Ben Doran often came to
the campus, accompanying his wife to meetings when she joined the Board
of Overseers in 1994.
Increasingly impressed with the innovation and momentum the
College exhibited as it looked toward the future, Ben Doran began to take
an active interest in the institution.
"We were both so impressed with President Tom de Witt as a leader.
He has inspired the entire Lasell community and moved the college for-
ward in ways we never imagined," Marjorie Doran said in 1997, when the
couple offered a second campaign gift of $100,000 to establish the Thomas
E.J. de Witt Endowed Fund for Presidential Innovation.
It was Ben Doran who urged first a $100,000 charitable gift annuity and
then, following closely on its heels, the second gift to endow the Fund for
Presidential Innovation. After the generous gifts were announced, Ben
Doran recalled: "I said to Marge, "Honey, you went to school at Lasell, you
got a good education and made friends there. I think you might enjoy forg-
ing a stronger connection."
Philanthropy was a concept that was deeply imbued in Ben Doran.
"I started feeling early on that my education was a great benefit to me,"
he said. "When I enrolled in Dartmouth, the $400 tuition my father paid
was only about half of what it cost Dartmouth to provide an education. The
rest, I discovered, came from endowment. Someone else paid for it."
He and his wife were strong supporters of the College's bid to go co-
educational in 1997. Said Ben Doran at the time, "We saw Dartmouth go co-
ed in 1972, and our daughter, Brewer, was in the first class of women
admitted. She gained a great deal from the experience of going to
Dartmouth. We believe the move toward coeducation will be as beneficial
for Lasell as it was for Dartmouth." Mr. Doran's enthusiasm for Lasell
was further fueled by plans for Lasell Village, the cutting-edge continuing
care retirement community with its unique, built-in lifelong learning
"Marge and Ben were one of the first couples to reserve a unit at Lasell
Village," President Thomas de Witt recalled. "Ben shared a similar vision
for the benefits of lifelong learning. It is a shame that he will not be able to
personally realize this dream."
Ben Doran, who retired from the Union Camp Corporation in 1965, had
been battling colon cancer since the spring of 1999. He was married for 62
years and was surrounded by his loving family when he died on January
LASELL LEAVES SPRING 2000
CAMPAIGN DONOR PROFILES:
Alumni Gifts for Winslow Hall Help Earn
the Kresge Challenge Grant
JEAN CAMPBELL '44
"Some people go to college to get
lost in the experience. I went to be found.
Lasell gave me a wonderful start, for
which I will always be grateful," and Jean
Campbell firmly believes that, "it contin-
ues as a wonderful institution to this day."
It is with a large measure of pride that
Lasell College can claim Jean Campbell '44
as one of its own, worthy of her generous
$50,000 gift annuity to the College — her
second such gift during the campaign.
Hers is the first pledge received toward the
Kresge Challenge grant.
Jean Campbell '44 is one of those rare
individuals whose lives touch so many
through their quiet dedication to the prin-
ciples in which they believe. An investment
counselor, philanthropist, and community
volunteer, this remarkable woman's far-
reaching career has benefited the lives of so
many women. And she modesdy attributes
her success to her experience at Lasell.
"In the springtime of my senior year
in high school, I remember my father ask-
ing me, 'What do you want to do?'" Jean
Campbell answered, "I've been too busy to
think about the future." To that, Jean's
father replied, "Then, I think we should
talk to my friend Guy Winslow."
A native Vermonter, Jean's father
grew up with the former Lasell President
(1932-1947) and a visit to the campus con-
vinced Jean and her family that Lasell was
the right place to pursue a college educa-
Attending Lasell during the war did
not dampen the resolve of Ms. Campbell
and her classmates to make the most of
their education. "Our class motto was
'Courage with a sense of humor' and, we
graduated on what turned out to be D-
day," she recalled fondly. "I thoroughly
enjoyed the small classes — I had wonderful
teachers who were very supportive and
helpful." In addition to her academic class-
es, Ms. Campbell engaged in a wide range
of extracurricular activities.
An accomplished athlete, she partici-
pated in field hockey, basketball, Softball
and crew, and was elected President of the
Athletic Association her senior year.
"Because of the war requiring gas
rationing, we couldn't go far afield, so we
mostly played intramural contests." The
Lasell students were placed on either the
white team or the blue team. "I was head
of the blue team," Ms. Campbell remem-
bered, "when we played against Sue
Slocum Klingbeil '45's team. We won!"
▲ Corporator Jean Campbell '44
Ms. Campbell also found time to play
the violin in the orchestra that played for
the College's theatrical performances.
After graduation, Ms. Campbell was
one of the few in her class to continue her
education full-time. Enrolling at Pembroke,
the women's college at Brown University,
Ms. Campbell graduated with a degree in
"My parents sacrificed to give me a
college education, and I knew I had to get
a job," Ms. Campbell said. She had spent
her summers as a Girl Scout counselor,
and they offered her a paid position upon
graduation. She then spent the next 22
years as a Girl Scout professional.
Serving as a field director, Ms.
Campbell's tenure with the Girl Scouts
first included coordinating the day camps,
writing the curriculum, training day camp
counselors, and directing camps. She then
became an executive director, and during
this time Ms. Campbell earned a Master's
degree in education from the University
Her considerable talents were recog-
nized by the YWCA, and Ms. Campbell
left the Girl Scouts to assume the post of
Executive Director of the New Bedford
YWCA. It was there that she championed
the Senior Aid Program that promoted job
training for seniors.
"There was quite a bit of money avail-
able for job training at that time, but no
one was doing anything for the elderly —
particularly women," she recalled. "It was
very difficult for a woman, after a spouse's
death or divorce, to find a job." In 1973,
Ms. Campbell testified before the U.S.
Senate advocating for the need to fund
senior job training.
Recognizing that older people were a
very stable and reliable sector of the work-
force, Ms. Campbell continued her work
JEANNE HUBBARD BROOKS
"The two years I spent at Lasell made a
lasting impression on my life." A wonder-
ful statement considering the rich and
rewarding life Jeanne Hubbard Brooks '40
has led since graduating from Lasell. Mrs.
Brook's generous $50,000 gift of stock for
the Winslow Hall Renovation Project is a
lasting tribute to her love of Lasell.
"I arrived on campus as a freshman in
early autumn 1938, and about a week later,
on September 21, the hurricane of 1938
also arrived," Mrs. Brooks vividly remem-
bers. "We were seated at dinner in our din-
ing hall in Woodland Park and heard the
tin roof blow off the building. It sure was
scary for a while."
For Mrs. Brooks, her time at Lasell
was a wonderful experience. "I enjoyed all
of it," she recalls. "Not only the book-
learning, but making new friends and
trying all the sports offered." Mrs. Brooks
vividly remembers singing with the
Orphean Club and performing at the
Pops with Arthur Fiedler. "It was a thrill!"
Combining courses in secretarial, English
and French studies with art classes, Mrs.
Brooks believed that, "the fine teachers we
had and what I learned in the classroom at
Lasell made a big difference in my working
life later on."
After graduating from Lasell, Mrs.
Brooks worked for a group of lawyers.
Then, for a change of pace, she ran a nurs-
ery school for the next 10 years. Finally,
Mrs. Brooks became the secretary to the
Art Department at the Davidson Art
Center at Wesleyan University, in
Middletown, Connecticut, and worked
there for 1 1 years. "My Lasell background
was so important there, combining my sec-
retarial skills and my love of art."
In 1966, Mrs. Brooks married and
moved from Middletown a few miles south
to her husband's home in Chester. "My
husband turned me into a pretty good
fisherman. As a hobby we cruised Long
Campaign Donor Jean Hubbard
Island Sound for the next 26 summers,"
Mrs. Brooks fondly recalls.
After her husband's death in 1994,
Mrs. Brooks continued to live in her home
with "two wonderful companions, my dogs
Magnolia and Barney. They are number six
and seven of the Papillion breed that we've
had — three of them were champions. All
of these dogs had to be good sailors."
"My main hobby now is making ster-
ling silver jewelry, including initialed nap-
kin rings, thimbles and tiny boxes," says
Mrs. Brooks. Besides gardening in the
warm weather, she also enjoys petit point
needlework, and of course, dog walking.
Mrs. Brooks' volunteer work includes
meals-on-wheels; "I have been a volunteer
driver for the past five years.
"I have visited Lasell recently and can
hardly believe the great and wonderful
changes that are happening on campus,"
says Mrs. Brooks. She has also kept abreast
of Lasell's initiatives by attending the
Connecticut Valley Lasell meetings. "I have
been impressed by the enthusiasm of the
staff, and especially Dr. de Witt's inspiring
talks as to the present advancement and
future of Lasell. They, in turn, have
inspired me to help with a gift of stock for
the renovations of Winslow Hall." **-
CAMPBELL, continued from top left
on behalf of displaced homemakers. Then,
in 1976, she started an investment club for
women. "It was a very diverse group, from
the wealthy to the welfare recipient." The
common goal they all shared was to learn
the fundamentals of managing money and
understanding their finances. "So many
women were left some money, from a
divorce or insurance settlement, but didn't
know how to manage it," she said. "The
investment club provided a valuable edu-
cation. And, it was fun!"
Since her retirement, Ms. Campbell
continues to pursue her interest in the
financial markets, and serves a number of
charitable organizations. She also had the
time to become reacquainted with Lasell
College, and has served as Chair of her
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Elisse Allinson Share '65
HER ACTIVISIM RAISES THE
A Trustee Elisse Allinson Share '65
"I get really excited when I see what is
going on at Lasell today — expanded acad-
emic programs, increasing enrollment, new
dorms, the Winslow renovation — in sum,
we are taking Lasell to the next step," says
Elisse Allinson Share '65 enthusiastically.
As a member of the Board of Trustees and
Annual Fund chairman, Mrs. Share has
artfully balanced her desire to preserve
Lasell's intimate, nurturing educational
environment with the need to launch Lasell
successfully into the future.
Elisse Share's devotion to the College
and her contributions to the institution are
considerable. Mrs. Share fondly recalls her
time at Lasell as a student. "I wanted to go
to a women's college, so I selected Lasell
College and entered the child study pro-
gram. Coming from a much larger high
school, I really enjoyed the intimacy that
"I was involved with Blue Key where
honor students took prospective students
around campus, and I worked on the year-
book." Mrs. Share also remembers other
extracurricular activities. "There were
always mixers with Bentley, Babson, and
Northeastern, going into Boston and
Cambridge — there was always lots to do."
During her senior year, Mrs. Share
lived in Conn House with eight other stu-
dents. "It was great. We were all close, and
everyone was involved in campus activities.
I will never forget the father- daughter
weekend when we dressed up as a baseball
team. It was lots of fun. We really got to
know each others' families."
After graduating from Lasell, Mrs.
Share transferred to Lesley College where
she went on to complete her undergradu-
ate degree in education. In fact, the close
collegial environment at Lasell led to the
decision to continue her studies at another
BAR FOR ALUMNI VOLUNTE
women's college. During this time, Mrs.
Share became engaged and married the
medical student she had been dating since
her years at Lasell.
As her husband's early medical career
and military service moved them from
Vermont, New York, and Virginia, Mrs.
Share pursued careers in education and
In December 1972, Mrs. Share wel-
comed her daughter, prompting what
turned out to be their last move. "My hus-
band was offered a job for one year in
Ridgewood, New Jersey, and we've lived
there ever since."
Mrs. Share became involved in her
new community. With many opportunities
to volunteer, she soon headed up the
school parent organization. Today, Mrs.
Share serves on the Board of Trustees
and is a past president of the auxiliary at
Barnert Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.
"As an inner-city hospital," notes Mrs.
Share, "I felt they needed the volunteer
help more than a suburban hospital."
When it came time for her daughter to
look at colleges, the family considered
Lasell right away. "While I always read
Leaves, it wasn't until my daughter enrolled
that I became reacquainted with Lasell." In
1991, Mrs. Share met Helena Hartnett,
then dean of External Affairs. "I asked her
why there wasn't an alumni association in
New Jersey, and she suggested that I start
one," she laughs.
Working with Dean Hartnett, the first
alumni event Mrs. Share organized had
over 30 Lasell graduates in attendance.
"We hosted some really fun events," recalls
Mrs. Share, "like the evening 'dress for
success' program at Nordstrom's."
President Thomas de Witt quickly rec-
ognized Mrs. Share's organizational talents
and dedication to Lasell. "Tom approached
me to serve on the Board of Overseers,"
she says , "which I gladly accepted." Then,
in 1994 Mrs. Share was elected to the
Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Share's tenure on the Board
began at a time of considerable change at
the institution. The College was grappling
with the issue of admitting men for the
first time ever. "I remember thinking,
'Over my dead body!' However, upon deep
reflection and exhaustive research, the
Trustees agreed to support coeducation.
I came to appreciate that if the institution
was going to grow and flourish, Lasell
needed to admit men."
And flourish it has. Lasell's resurgence
has been particularly gratifying to Mrs.
Share. "This is what college life is all
about," she says, "staying on campus and
getting involved, taking advantage of what
Boston has to offer — not running home
every weekend. At Lasell today, the stu-
dents have a reason to stay."
In 1996, Mrs. Share accepted the role
of Annual Fund Chairman. With her
trademark enthusiasm and commitment to
the task at hand, she has been instrumental
in getting the message out to alums about
Lasell's reborn vitality and academic quali-
ty. "We're not going to forget we were a
women's college," Mrs. Share emphasizes,
"but, it is as important to recognize the
positive new direction Lasell has taken."
One of the many measures of Lasell's
continuing success is the record-breaking
year the Annual Fund had in 1998 - 1999.
Mrs. Share is quick to recognize the
tremendous contribution made by student
phonathoners. "You can't have students
asking for money if they aren't having a
great experience on campus, and the cur-
rent group of phoners are clearly having a
wonderful college experience at Lasell."
(See related story, pg. 13)
Mrs. Share sees the next challenge as
bringing back the alums from the 70's and
80's. She encourages alumni to return to
the school for a visit, attend alumni events
and reunions. "Fundraising is a part of life.
It is important for all alums to understand
that it is not how much you contribute, but
that you care enough to participate in the
Annual Fund. A high level of participation
translates into stronger cases for grants and
the funds to support wonderful programs
on campus. We shape the lives of students
through our contributions. Don't forget,
Lasell was and is a part of our life experi-
ence, and there is much to be proud of."
Mrs. Share and her daughter, Jennifer
'98, demonstrated their devotion to Lasell
by establishing an endowed scholarship in
1998. While Mrs. Share has been close to
the changes at Lasell, the intimacy of the
institution that she found so special when
she was a student remains intact. "At
Lasell, you are an individual, not a num-
ber. There is always a person here to pro-
vide help, guidance, and support. This is
what Lasell is all about and through our
collective efforts we ensure that this acade-
mic and social environment continues to
be the hallmark of a Lasell education." **■
CAMPBELL, continued from page 1 9
reunion class, on the Alumni Board of
Management, and as a Corporator.
Her years as a student of the
financial markets have taught Ms.
Campbell that any investment deci-
sion must be based on the sound
fundamentals of the enterprise.
"Lasell not only gave me my start,"
she said, "but Lasell continues to
provide graduates with a chance for
success. I am very impressed with the
quality of students. When they enter
the working community, they are
It is a testament to the institu-
tion's vibrancy and continuing
growth that Lasell College meets her
stringent criteria for investment.
Lasell College is proud to have the
financial endorsement of her alumna
Jean Campbell '44. **■
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